Connecticut PGA Championship

The Connecticut PGA Championship is a golf tournament that is a championship of the Connecticut section of the PGA of America.[1] The tournament has been played annually since 1929 mostly in Connecticut, although it's been held four times in Massachusetts. Dennis Coscina, who has competed on the Senior tour and is long-time teaching pro, holds the record for most wins with eight. PGA Tour winners who have also won the Connecticut PGA Championship include Gene Kunes and Joe Turnesa.

Some controversy exists regarding the winner of the 2002 Championship, Suzy Whaley. By winning the Connecticut PGA that year, she became the first woman in 58 years to qualify for a PGA event, the Greater Hartford Open. The controversy had to do with the fact that she was allowed to play the course off tees 699 yards shorter than the men she competed against. This discrepancy has since been addressed by the PGA with what's commonly called the "Whaley Rule".[2]

WinnersEdit

Year Champion Venue Location
2020 Christopher Tallman Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
2019 Christopher Tallman Keney Park Golf Course Hartford, Connecticut
2018 Adam Rainaud Keney Park Golf Course Hartford, Connecticut
2017 Kyle Bilodeau Keney Park Golf Course Hartford, Connecticut
2016 Adam Rainaud Keney Park Golf Course Hartford, Connecticut
2015 Kevin Giancola Wethersfield Country Club Wethersfield, Connecticut
2014 Adam Rainaud The Orchards Golf Club South Hadley, Massachusetts
2013 Kyle Bilodeau Mohegan Sun Country Club Uncasville, Connecticut
2012 Tony Kelley Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
2011 Kevin Giancola Black Hall Club Old Lyme, Connecticut
2010 Kevin Giancola Lyman Orchards Golf Club Middlefield, Connecticut
2009 Fran Marrello Wethersfield Country Club Wethersfield, Connecticut
2008 Kevin Giancola Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
2007 Ian Marshall Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
2006 Jim St.Pierre Longmeadow Country Club East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
2005 Mike Carney Race Brook Country Club Orange, Connecticut
2004 Tom Gleeton Country Club of Waterbury Waterbury, Connecticut
2003 Kevin Giancola New Haven Country Club Hamden, Connecticut
2002 Suzy Whaley Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
2001 Fran Marrello Black Hall Club Old Lyme, Connecticut
2000 Tony Kelley Hartford Golf Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1999 Bill Mackedon Wethersfield Country Club Wethersfield, Connecticut
1998 Mike Martin Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1997 John Paesani Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1996 Tony Kelley Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1995 Allan Menne Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1994 Dennis Coscina Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1993 John Paesani Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1992 Stan McLennan Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1991 John Paesani Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1990 Kris Smith Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1989 Tony Kelley Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1988 Tony Kelley Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1987 Doug Dalziel Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1986 Doug Dalziel Richter Park Golf Course Danbury, Connecticut
1985 Dennis Coscina TPC at Connecticut Cromwell, Connecticut
1984 Donald Hoenig Manchester Country Club Manchester, Connecticut
1983 Dennis Coscina Woodbridge Country Club Woodbridge, Connecticut
1982 Jack McConachie The Golf Club of Avon Avon, Connecticut
1981 Doug Dalziel The Farms Country Club Wallingford, Connecticut
1980 Dennis Coscina Cliffside Country Club Simsbury, Connecticut
1979 Dennis Coscina Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1978 Dennis Coscina Hop Meadow Country Club Simsbury, Connecticut
1977 Bob Kay Brooklawn Country Club Fairfield, Connecticut
1976 Dennis Coscina Tumble Brook Country Club Bloomfield, Connecticut
1975 Dennis Coscina Hartford Golf Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1974 Ed Rubis Black Hall Club Old Lyme, Connecticut
1973 Al Fuchs Wallingford Country Club Wallingford, Connecticut
1972 Ed Rubis Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1971 Dick Stranahan Country Club of Fairfield Fairfield, Connecticut
1970 Ray Howell Longmeadow Country Club East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
1969 Don Headings Brooklawn Country Club Fairfield, Connecticut
1968 Stan Staszowski The Orchards Golf Club South Hadley, Massachusetts
1967 Dick Stranahan Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1966 John McGoldrick Brooklawn Country Club Fairfield, Connecticut
1965 Ed Rubis Oak Lane Country Club Woodbridge, Connecticut
1964 Ed Rubis Hop Meadow Country Club Simsbury, Connecticut
1963 Bob Kay Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1962 Roger Horton Ellington Ridge Country Club Ellington, Connecticut
1961 Ed Rubis Crestview Country Club Agawam, Massachusetts
1960 Bob Kay Torrington Country Club Torrington, Connecticut
1959 Bob Kay Torrington Country Club Torrington, Connecticut
1958 Al Labutis The Country Club Farmington, Connecticut
1957 Bob Bodington The Country Club Farmington, Connecticut
1956 Bob Kay Shennecossett Golf Course Groton, Connecticut
1955 Vic Panciera Shennecossett Golf Course Groton, Connecticut
1954 Harry Nettelbladt Norwich Golf Club Norwich, Connecticut
1953 Bob Kay Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1952 Frank Kringle Norwich Golf Club Norwich, Connecticut
1951 George Buck Norwich Golf Club Norwich, Connecticut
1950 Eddie Burke Wethersfield Country Club Wethersfield, Connecticut
1949 Del Kinney Norwich Golf Course Norwich, Connecticut
1948 Eddie Burke Rockledge Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1947 Harry Nettelbladt Norwich Golf Club Norwich, Connecticut
1946 Eddie Burke Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1945 Eddie Burke Avon Golf Club Avon, Connecticut
1942–44 No tournament
1941 Hubert Hunsick Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1940 Eddie Burke Woodbridge Country Club Woodbridge, Connecticut
1939 Ralph Greenwood Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1938 Hubert Hunsick Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1937 Waldo Martin Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1936 Joe Turnesa Torrington Country Club Torrington, Connecticut
1935 Joe Turnesa Rockledge Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut
1934 George Hunter The Country Club Farmington, Connecticut
1933 Gene Kunes The Country Club Farmington, Connecticut
1932 Jack Perkins Country Club of Waterbury Waterbury, Connecticut
1931 Gene Kunes Indian Hill (Sequin) Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1930 George Siebert Indian Hill (Sequin) Country Club Newington, Connecticut
1929 Maurice Kearney Wampanoag Country Club West Hartford, Connecticut

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Connecticut PGA Championship" (PDF). Connecticut PGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 8, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "P.G.A. Revises Rule For Women on Tees". The New York Times. January 29, 2003.

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